About Orthodontics

Orthodontics, whether with conventional fixed braces or clear aligner trays, is used to correct aesthetics such as crooked, spaced, or crowded teeth. It can also prevent damage to teeth due to “bite” or malocclusion concerns, such an underbite or overbite.

What should patients look for when choosing a provider?

Choose a provider you trust and makes you feel comfortable. You should choose a provider with the training and experience to help guide you to the best treatment option for you. Dr. Bernardy has more than 30 years of experience in creating healthy, beautiful smiles. He has continued to expand his knowledge beyond general dentistry by attending education courses in orthodontics through the United States Dental Institute.

As a patient at Riverview Dental Associates, we can provide comprehensive dental care under one roof—from regular cleanings and fillings to full orthodontic treatment. This allows you to receive the level of care you deserve from people you already know and trust. We also use the latest technology, including digital 3D scans and X-rays for faster, more comfortable treatment. Everything we do here at Riverview Dental Associates is to make you smile!

Why is orthodontics important?

A beautiful, straight smile will improve your self-confidence, and correcting your bite will protect your teeth from breaking or wearing down prematurely. Orthodontics can also protect you jaw joint (TMJ) from developing temporomandibular disorder (TMD).

During your orthodontic consultation at our Auburn dental office, a member of the Riverview Dental Associates team will take photos inside and outside your mouth (intraoral and extraoral photos). We will also take impressions or “models” of your teeth as they are now, as well as X-rays and 3D scans. Dr. Bernardy will then conduct an exam to determine if orthodontic treatment is right for you.